Do you like what you've read about the Academy of Thought and Industry and want to join as a Teacher or Administrator? We are always looking to meet exceptional, talented individuals who are interested in supporting our mission. If you have a particular skillset that you think might be of value to our team and students, we'd love for you to submit your resume and cover letter below. In your cover letter, please tell us why you're interested in working with us and what you would like to contribute to the community!
The Academy of Thought and Industry is a cutting-edge, innovative high school model that helps teens excel on their own terms. ATI combines the knowledge and reasoning ideals of a Socratic-based liberal arts education, with the real-world experiential opportunities that should be afforded to today’s urban teenagers. It’s a blend of the best of a classical approach to education with the best of what alternative and experiential education have to offer.
Through a deep knowledge curriculum embedded in a framework of self-directed learning, our carefully crafted program offers an integrated approach to achieving personal, academic, and professional excellence. Together with our students, we identify and support individualized development plans that help each student cultivate their passions, engage in meaningful work, and acquire the requisite content, skills, and experiences necessary for the life he or she wants to live. In addition, ATI offers a strong college preparatory curriculum, including a systematic approach to standardized testing knowhow and an integrated approach to AP courses.
ATI currently has four campuses—in Austin, St. Louis, East Village, and San Francisco.
Our ideal candidate is a brilliant, amazing professional who has experience tutoring or teaching and is a domain expert in at least one subject area. We're looking for an innovative, intellectual mentor for our students who is deeply committed to growing and inspiring growth in others.
Ideally, you will have a variety of interests, passions, and/or accomplishments that you'll bring to our school to share with our students. Examples may include, but are not limited to: art, entrepreneurship, makerspace, robotics, coding, design thinking, improv, creative professional skills, quantified self, foreign languages, etc.
Real-world expertise and serious intellect are highly valued. No credentials or degrees in education are required. We train amazing people who do not have a conventional background in education. If you do have experience with AP coursework, SAT content and prep, and are knowledgeable and practiced in the Socratic method, let us know in your cover letter!
We're looking for someone who is:
- An expert in your subject area (Humanities, STEM, Makerspace, Language)
- Experienced in tutoring, teaching, coaching, or mentoring students
- Intellectually curious
- Deeply committed to autonomy and individuality of students and willing to personalize instruction and assessment significantly based on student needs
- Enjoys working with adolescents
- An excellent communicator
- Strengths-based focused
- Committed to the idea of endless improvement personally and professionally
If you're as excited about this project as we are, please apply below and include a detailed cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this role.